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What Is Your Favorite Defunct Airline?  
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2827 times:


Because I'm bored and to take a break from a PowerPoint presentation I am doing, I'll set up a little poll:

What's your favorite defunct airline?

Mine are Eastern and the original Midway Airlines.



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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2722 times:


Always and forever in my heart and thoughts...


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Pan Am, World's Most Experienced Airline.


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Mine is New York Air. I flew with them once, it was a great experience.


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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Eastern and Pan American World Airways.


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Eastern!!!



User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

PSA...I grew up watching them take-off at BUR
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The "Pineapple Express"...I have great memories of flying on them twice from LAX-HNL
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Jeff


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5486 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Braniff (the original).

And "Apple" (New York Air) isn't exactly defunct; it was just absorbed into the main carrier (Continental) of the company that started it in the first place- Texas Air.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Legend

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

KIWI International Airlines. Oh how i loved watching there planes come into and out of Atlanta!!!
-Tony


User currently offlineSn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Canadian  
Pan Am  
Eastern  


User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Wardair!!! An airline that stud up to Air Canada (on it's own, CP/Canadian had help from the government). For a short time the Air Canada monopoly was broken, but no longer.      

User currently offlineTheCroupier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Braniff International Airlines

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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4776 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

CP AIR 4 EVER!!!!

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Canadian      
PWA
Wardair
CPAir


User currently offlineG-SPOT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2626 times:


AirCal


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User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

People Express.....its ambition and future and the time was so exciting.

User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

WARD AIR Canada
Eastern Provincial Airways
Eastern Airlines International
Braniff International Airlines
World Ways Canada
Northeast Airlines

Airman99o



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User currently offlineBonanzaFunjet From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Bonanza Air Lines




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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4488 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

People Express and Piedmont share the honors for me. People Express liberated my hometown, Rochester New York, from high airfares in 1985 and drove traffic up 38 percent in one year. People Express made the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 reality for millions of people in medium-size markets like Rochester. And the employees were a hoot too.

Piedmont was a just plain good airline. They offered very good nonstop (LGA, EWR, BWI, BOS, JFK) and connecting schedules at Rochester, clean planes, reasonable fares, and friendly employees. God bless President Reagan, but he really blew it by allowing US Air to snap Piedmont up and destroy mainline regional competition at Rochester. We've paid the price ever $ince.

Jim


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
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User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Northeast Airlines....Boston's hometown airline.

o/ "....Northeast Yellowbirds....we fly more to the sun.
Northeast Yellowbirds....our service is number 1.
Wow! our seats are wide....lots more room inside...
Food is cooked on board...have your faith restored.
So just fly away, in the sky away.....
Yellowbirds to the sun..."/o


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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

1. Pan Am, simply for being THE legend

2. Interflug, due to my fascination with the cold war and all things DDR

3. Piedmont, for all the reasons Jim (DCA-ROC guy) mentioned above. What an ambitious move for a mid-sized regional to start Charlotte-London services.




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User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Eastern
Peidmont (for the reasons listed above)
Pan-Am
P.S.A.

B727
Glenn


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

1. First, foremost, and always: Braniff (the original). I miss their colorful planes, their Texas attitude, their FAs' uniforms, and most of all "The Great Pumpkin". Some days I can almost see a BN 727 on final to DCA out my office window.

2. Pan American World Airways. Does anyone else believe as I do that when they went to the bold "PAN AM" scheme that they lost their identity? I loved their 707's in blue and white. I wish I could have flown on one of them before they disappeared.

3. US Airways. I'm starting early. (small joke!)




Flying Colors Forever!
25 Ahlfors : Hands down Carib Air. They were based in Barbados flying 146s to nearby islands from ANU to POS.
26 Post contains links and images EyeSky : I have to agree with BostonBeau, I really miss the Northeast Yellowbirds - my first ever commercial flight was on one of their DC-9-30's. Click for la
27 Pablo : The now dead Legend Airlines
28 Redraider : Braniff International - Just think what DFW would be like in this day and age had BI still been around Texas International - I personally think Contin
29 N312RC : The Original Braniff!!
30 Chepos : Eastern-The wings of man I remember they had a hub here in San Juan . So they had a great amount of activity . There planes looked awsome especially t
31 AA61hvy : I like PSA and National Airlines ... both have real nice color schemes.
32 FedExHeavy : I'm a big fan of Reno Air and PSA, it's a shame there gone.
33 Whisperingiant : VC10 - you am de coolest; what great pix. For me, it has to be Republic Airlines. I lived near Minneapolis 1982-1987, and (hey, much as I LOVED Northw
34 VirginA340 : Contrail; I belive the bold PAN AM scheme looked great on the 727-200 as well as the smaller planes in their fleet. But doing it on a PA 747 looked du
35 Tom in NO : 1) PSA.....can't forget where I started in this crazy business 2) Braniff.....the old jelly-bean airline 3) AirCal.....American screwed them, as USAir
36 GUNDU : 1.Pan American 2.Braniff International 3.Eastern 4.Pacific and Southern Air 5.Allegheny/Piedmont Gundu
37 MSYtristar : 1) Pan Am....let's face it, they deserve all the credit they can get. They made air travel what it is today. 2) National...such an interesting and col
38 Post contains links and images MightyMD-90 : I have a definite western bias, growing up in California. The first airline that I ever flew on was Air California (on their 737-200 San Jose to Orang
39 Caribb : Wardair!
40 AApilot2b : I would have to say that PANAM is my favorite defunct airline. My first trip was on a PANAM 707-300 from New York to Dakar, Senegal. My family travele
41 Sebastian : I'm gonna have to agree with DCA-ROC guy. People Express was to EWR what SW is to the entire US. EWR was a failing airport until PeopleExpress came in
42 L-1011-500 : Havent flown many, but Reno Air, recently gobbled up by American in 1999 was great. What other airline could you fly on and upgrade to first class for
43 Rominato : Surprised I have not seen my favorite mentioned: Western Airlines.
44 Post contains images AS737900 : #1. Reno Air. Never flew with them, but they helped to keep fares in check in Anchorage. Then American bought them out. Cut 3 daily flights to one red
45 Prinair : Eastern Airlines and Prinair
46 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : Click for large versionPhoto © Andrew Abshier I flew on this aircraft in 1982 on a JFK-LGW. Service was outstanding! Honorable mentions: Piedmont
47 Flaps : 1. Piedmont 2. Eastern 3. People Express
48 APP : Mine's probably 'Western', surprised its only had one other mention. APP. P.S. (Eastern, Pan Am, British Caledonian and for old times sake Dan Air wou
49 Wmubronco : The two best defunct airlines are in decending order. 1) North Central FLY HERMAN! 2) Rebublic -a great airline before the hostile NWA take over j/k.
50 Post contains images Baec777XX : Please explain the word " DEFUNCT ". Baec777XX
51 Post contains links and images Juanito : The Queen of the West - WESTERN AIR LINES the only way to fly !! Click for large versionPhoto © Paul Robinson
52 CactusA319 : Listen buddy, If you don't like the subject, don't bother to read it ok. I don't think it's stupid because it lets us reminisce on airlines that no l
53 CNBC : Canadian Airlines, Canadian Airlines, and Canadian Airlines.
54 LordOfTheFlys : Have to go with Western, I still have some playing cards from them. Western L1011...doesn't get much better.
55 CstarU : Jet America (LGB-ORD)
56 Laserjet : It would have to Pan Am - for huge impact that they had on air travel. Even though the original Pan Am has been dead for many years, people can still
57 ERJ135 : A little Airline called East West in Australia East west was eaten up by Ansett.
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